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catchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchchch catch more "young turks" at theyoungturks.com. viewpoint is next. >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us tonight. i guess some good things are worth waiting for. we won't know until wednesday what president obama plans to propose to stem the epidemic of gun violence in this country. white house press secretary jay carney apparently doesn't want to spoil the surprise. >> i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. >> john: once again as has happened so often republicans are terrified of barack obama's package. we do have some idea of what's going to come from the white house included in that comprehensive approach. some or all of 19 measures identified by vice president's biden's working group that the president could order without having to go through congress such as sharing gun databases giving the centers for disease control the authority to do national research on guns and aggressivively enforce
of politics. we'll see you tomorrow. "viewpoint" is next. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: oh, it's inauguration inauguration 2013. obama spoke. sasha yawned. beyonce sang, boehner went wept, and we were able to see what an inauguration party looked like. last saturday was gun appreciation day lead to go five accidental shootings nationwide. next saturday it's running with scissors appreciate day. today is the birthday of attorney general eric holder, j master j and 36 years ago my friends president jimmy carter pardoned the vietnam war draft evaders. and george w bush, dick cheney and mitt romney didn't show up. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your martin luther king jr. holiday with us. president obama marked his second inauguration at president with a speech that was less lofty and a lot of more lefty than his first time around. after taking the oath of office from chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action
, actually my first attempt to use photoshop took a picture of george washington, john adams and start them altogether and that was the founders signed monster, the great collective founding fathers opinion. the rhetorical effect to finance depends on the unanimity. if you say some founders believe x, some believe why and hear barack obama is talking about why you not ask. rush's statement dominus entering a nonhistorical conversation when he said the founding fathers believe x. barack obama believes why becomes a state. so at a very fundamental level, the discourse imus on me to can't draw that distinction between the founders believed in those founders believed for some founders believed because that historically incoherent unanimity is fundamental to the way. >> host: is there any hope of propagandists to have a meaningful, construct a conversation about the founding fathers? >> guest: i think that's at odds with what most propagandists are trying to do. >> host: let me ask about the founding fathers apart from an author says that about them. was this a special group of people? maybe the
tonight it is john versus john on the issue of gun control and the president's policy of prescriptions for cushing mass shootings. first up john -- curbing mass shootings. first up john from chantilly. i know the first mantra is to protect children and this is supposed to be the first step. the major problem is these first steps are not dealing with the hearts and minds of people before they become mentally ill. these first steps are not dealing with the run of the mill criminals who kill more people each year than these recent mass killings combined. these first steps are not dealing with the media onslaught of violence in games, tv shows, movies, et cetera. these first steps, though, are curtailing the ability of law abiding citizens to exercise their second amendment rights but john from lorton, virginia, says the second amendment is a big deal but it is not the only deal. today americans can purchase almost any kind of weapon and ammunitions as long as they don't have background problems. despite this the nra is jumping up and down about any kind of restriction disputing the reason
sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. friday, january 18th. and, man, what a moment ma. for years, lance armstrong cheated, lance armstrong lied. but last night in big public fashion he came clean. in a gripping, surreal interview with oprah, he told oprah point blank he doped to win each of his seven consecutive tour de france titles. he systematically died about doping and ruthlessly attacked his accusers. the 90-minute interview began by cutting to the chase. simple yes or no questions. >> let's start with the questions that people around the world have been waiting for you to answer and for now i'd just like a yes or a no. >> okay. >> okay? this whole conversation, we have a lot of time, will be about the details. yes or no? did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performances? >> yes. >> was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances, like testosterone, cortizone, or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no. in all s
today in the misconduct trial of anne arundel county executive john leopold prosecutor. assayed and used officers in his police detail to compile files on potential rivals and for security when he had sex with a county employee and public parking lots. he waived his right to a jury trial and a judge will determine his guilt or innocence. he denies any wrongdoing. >> 5:05 right now. just three days away from the inauguration on monday. preparations are underwa>> hundreds of thousands on their way to the capitol grounds. john gonzalez is joining us now from the site to talk about what is underway today. >> i guess we can say one business day away. organizers of the inauguration are calling it a scaled-down inauguration, but they still expect 900,000 people converged on the national mall on monday morning. that's about half the size we saw a four years ago. 250,000 people will have coveted tickets for the president's platform, which has been in the works for weeks now. if you are lucky enough to have one of those tickets, use the correct date. that was a big problem four years ago when hund
a text to this number. text the letter "a" for john, "b" for jim, "c" if you think they both will make it. check the letter declared "d" if you think both teams will fall this weekend. and the early voting shows the majority of you predict a hardball bowl. results tonight at 11. the atlantic coast conference lawsuit against the university of maryland being called extortion. the university announced it would join the big 10 conference next year. >> it is clearly illegal. they're trying to extort $53 million from the university of maryland and deprive their students and athletic programs of that money. >> they claim the maryland of that $53 million -- owed that $53 million. he is suing the acc, claiming the conference's exit fee is an illegal penalty and violation of antitrust law. >governor martin o'malley unveis an ambitious gun-control package. he is proposing a broadbent on assault weapons and a limit to the size of the magazine's -- broad ban on assault weapons and a limit to the size of the gun magazines. >> the package to are proposing on gun violence is a common- sense package. it i
. >>> now to the breaking news of anne arundel county executive john leopold. >> cheryl conner was in the courtroom as leopold's team made a big announcement about his misconduct trial. >> reporter: a big shift in the trial of anne arundel county executive john leopold. mr. leopold, do you feel you have a better chance here with a trial by judge? a surprise turn has leopold and his two defense attorneys opted for a trial by judge, not jury. this follow as lengthy process where over 300 people filled out questionnaires and about 100 perspective jurors were interviewed in person. >> i have no knowledge of anything. >> reporter: leopold is accused of misusing his executive security. the indictment alleges officers lied lookout while he had section in a vehicle and while he stole campaign signs and that all of it was done on county time with county tax dollars. >> i don't think so. i think this would be a better understood trial than having the jurors there. >> reporter: he doesn't think a trial heard by a judge would weaken the outcome. leopold is charged with one count of fraud f
at the schedule of events today. at 8:45, the president will be attending a church service at st. john's episcopal church right around the corner from the white house. the swearing in ceremony begins at approximately 11:20 this morning. we will be live at with all that. after the inaugural, the president will have lunch in the u.s. capitol with dignitaries and congressional leaders. that begins at about 1:00. we'll show you as much of that as we can. the parade itself from the capitol to the white house will begin at approximately 2:45. the inaugural balls will get started at about 8:45. all of that will be live on our schedule today. as we mentioned, we want to hear from you as well. we will put the numbers up on the screen -- we will take your calls, tweets, etc.. you can go ahead and dial in right now. hundreds of tweets already at #inaug2013. these are folks trying to get through security. here is what some of them say. -- hannah says -- ann says -- there is quick to win out there this morning. -- wind out there this morning. chesley says -- chelsea says -- ian -- the front page of "the new yo
. majority leader harry reid and speaker john boehner appear to be in a game of legislative chicken. boehner's spokesman released a statement after the president's speech saying, simply, house committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations and if the senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that. reid, of course, who has already said the senate will only consider legislation that can pass the house said in a very vague, carefully-worded statement yesterday, quote, i am committed to ensuring that the senate will consider can legislation that addresses gun violence and other aspects of violence in our society early this year. reid, of course, has home state politics to worry about, as well as keeping a number of red state democrats in line. many of them are up for re-election in 2014. potentially vulnerable. montana senator max baucus responded to the senate in a statement, quote, before passing new laws, we need a debate that respects responsible, law-abiding gun owners in montana instead of a one-size-fits-all directives from washington. joe manchin said, quote, i'm di
. although the u.s. senate acted last month on sandy relief, it has taken john boehner's republican-controlled house 78 days since the storm to pass this bill responding to the storm. in the end, on the republican side, it ended up being a grudging vote for sandy relief. republicans voted against sandy relief by a 3-1 margin. the bill was only able to pass because a minority of republicans joined with democrats to get it done in the house. even though the senate already passed its version of hurricane sandy relief last year, last month, the senate bill has to be redone because it took the house so long to get their side of it done. the senate is expected to get their side done again shortly. and then the president says he will sign the measure into law. >>> and tonight, in further breaking news, as slow as house republicans were to act in response to hurricane sandy, tonight's other major news is about how fast new york state was able to move to respond to a different kind of disaster. tonight one month and one day after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown,
this coming term if we move towards any tax reform measures. senator john tester since 2007, just looking at all of the members of the delegation that are here and there we are seeing more of the some 200 animals that we've been hearing so much about. >> you can mark four off the list. >> exactly. >> senator tester is glad to be in this parade. he got re-elected. >> after a tough battle, that's for sure. >> this is the wind river dancers, the wind river reservation all the way from wyoming. they are here to honor all of us with their performance. $6,000 short of their scaled-down fundraising. they are marching anyway and doing an excellent, excellent job. right now i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer here in washington, d.c. we're right across from the president of the united states on the reviewing stand. there it is, the reviewing stand on the north lawn of the white house. kate bolduan is here, jim acosta is here and we're in "the situation room," a special edition of the situation room watching the wind river dancers from the wind
: american taliban guy john walker lind. remember him? he wins an outrageous court decision. also we have brand new bill o'reilly.com poll for you. are you ready to forgive lance armstrong for doping and lying? yes or no? bill o'reilly.com. and the factor will be right back. >> bill: continuing with is it legal. johnny michael span was killed in afghanistan by the taliban. participating in that action was an american. john walker lind who pleaded guilty in 2002 and sentenced to 20 years in prison for aiding the taliban. he is serving the sentence in terre haute, indiana. it is there that lind and other muslim convicts filed the lawsuit. with us is lis wiehl and kimberly guilfoyle. the lawsuit said what. >> simple. inmates within this correctional facility that has high risk security inmates such as john walker lind. and they were able to pray in a prayer group on a daily basis. he was precluded from doing so because they considered it to be a security risk. he is high profile and he engenders a lot of support from the inmates and tastes being held there it is well known by u.s. intelligen
, the celebration does. the obamas and bidens will attend a private prayer service at st. john's church. to there back to the white house for 10:00 coffee with congressional leaders. if you were to be a fly on the wall, that may be the event to attend this morning. >> absolutely. and then they'll start to make their way toward the capitol. the inaugural ceremony begins at 11:00, with his swearing in at 11:55, followed, of course, by his public address. this will actually be his fourth time taking the oath. he took it sunday at the white house in a quiet ceremony. four years ago, you may remember the oath was botched a bit on the capital steps and supreme court justice john roberts had to redo it at the white house. >> i lo like how you say it was botched. you don't point a finger of blame to either one. >> not on a day like this. >> james taylor, kelly clarkson will be performing in the celebration. and following a luncheon, the inaugural parade down pennsylvania avenue will kick off today at 2:30 this afternoon. what the president will be facing the next four years, coming up. >>> a lo
engineering. so when john boehner comes together with his plan b in december, there's no unanimity or consensus in the republican party about that. i think the gop has to get its own house in order. >> they're all screwed up. that's what i'm saying. >> but they're the ones who talk about spending cuts -- >> base is going to -- >> you know the base of the republican party better than i do but i think the republican base doesn't have anywhere to go. >> they go home to sleep. they can watch tv. they can watch a sporting event. they can have a couple of beers. believe me. you're seeing the base. you ever see what they look like? i'm sorry. >> you said that. not me. >> i didn't say that. matt welch, you're kind of a neutral observer in this whole story. >> kind of. >> let me get your take on this. do you think the gop's getting the message out? >> i think it was shrewd politically what they did today. >> okay. >> they put democrats on the defensive. they shined a light on the fact they haven't passed a budget in 1,360 days and said hey if you want to be -- we don't want to be the irresp
administered by the chief justice john roberts, jr. the public swearing-in and all the pomp and circumstance that go with it were put off until today and what a day it is. the temperature right now is in the high 30s. the sky is clear, a brilliant winter's day in the nation's capital. people are pouring into the national mall to witness a day of history. the first family began the day by attending services at st. john's church. that's right across the street from the white house. that's a long-standing tradition for presidents on inauguration day. joining me now in our cbs coverage is bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of ""face the nation."" bob, what are you expecting to see? >> well, it's going to be an important day for the nation, but i must say, you know, the fiscal cliff negotiations, the slaughter of those children in connecticut made it difficult for washington to be festive this time around. it's also a very unusual atmosphere because of this gridlock. i mean, you're not hearing people talk about hope and renewal this time around, but is the government bro
to "early start." i'm john berman. >> we have a lot to talk about today. >> it's crazy. >> manti te'o is that story. >> good morning. i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. it's the story everyone is talking about. notre dame star linebacker manti te'o claiming he was the victim of a hoax. deadspin.com ripped a hole in his story, leading the irish to the bcs title game while dealing with the death of a girlfriend with leukemia. but now it turns out the girlfriend didn't die, it turns out she never existed. >> reporter: university of notre dame athletic director fought back tears while discussing manti te'o at a news conference. he is convinced te'o was the victim of an elaborate hoax. >> the thing i'm most sad about is -- sorry. that the single most trusting human being i've ever met will never be able to trust in the same way again. >> reporter: during the football season the story of the star linebacker enduring the death of his girlfriend and grandmother on the same day transcended sports. people from around the world were touched by how in love te'o seemed to be with
of john brennan it to be defense secretary appeared next is a call to is watching us. caller: i just wanted to call and get my comments on today's ceremony. it is very moving. i did not vote for mr. obama. i hope he surrounds himself with people that we give him counsel. he was hoping we would come together, works for the next four years. the most moving part was beyonce's singing of the national anthem. i hope we can go forward as one nation. >> she writes the benediction is lovely but what about separation of church and state? next is a call from santiago. i thought president obama's speech was really good. agree with james taylor and beyonce. their performances were great. he did not talk about bipartisanship and he should have. host: the speech was clocked in at just over 18 minutes. next is a call from gary. caller: thank you for letting me call. i was very impressed with its. it is a good day for us all to come together. it is a very special shout out you were finishing the national anthem. they started ripping the president's, his agenda, his speech. this is fairly biased news
. appreciate the walk through of that weaven story. >>> other stories making news, and john berman has that. >>> an international standoff happening right now. americans among dozens being held hostage by islamist militants at a gas facility in al jageria algeria. leon panetta quick to speak about what's happening. >> by all indications this is a terrorist act and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist attacks. it's a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> dan rueters is live in london. what do we know about the group taking responsibility? >> reporter: well, that had are sort of a splinter group, an affiliate of al qaeda in the islamic magnificent rred. led by mokhtar belmokhtar. he fought in the '80s against the soviets. he has been involved in people trafficking, drugs, and he has done a lot of kidnapping as well. most motivated by ransom and money. this may end up getting resolved. a notorious character, and described by french intelligence as mr. untouchable. known locally for being involved in cigarette smuggling. this is part
, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecast. we start with chris gordon live on capitol hill. a lot of excitement in the air around d.c. today, chris. >> reporter: good evening. you could see at this hour on the mall people are milling about. it's a beautiful evening and the people are very friendly and excited down here. crowds, traffic growing. tomorrow the focus of the world will be on the u.s. capitol for the inauguration, and today some of the people participating in inaugural activities got a front row view of history. long lines of people waited to get into metropolitan ame, the oldest african methodist episcopal church in washington, d.c., to be with the president and first family. >> i'm very much excited. all the way from africa just to be here and watc
. >> bill: american taliban guy john walker lind. remember him? he wins an outrageous court decision. also we have brand new bill o'reilly.com poll for you. are you ready to forgive lance armstrong for doping and lying? yes or no? bill o'reilly.com. and the factor will be right back. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty breathing, ask your doctor if including advair could help improve your lung function. get your first full pre
.c., starting at 6:00. and president obama will attend church service that morning at 8:45 at st. john's church. he will have a closed meeting with congress. in terms of how you can follow along with what is happening on the big day on monday, i will anchor our coverage here at 10:00, with chris matthews, the reverend al sharpton, our coverage starting at 10:00, and vooi vice president joe biden will are sworn in, at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts, and the president will deliver his second inaugural address. there will be the singing of the national anthem, then by a person named beyonce who you may have heard of. there will be the signing ceremony, and of course, the parade. there is a lot going on. it is a big day. we're going to be covering all of it starting at 10:00 eastern on monday, and then monday night i will be here for something we call "the rachel maddow" show, it is a big day, take your vitamins and get a good night's sleep. that does it for us, we'll see you again on monday morning at 10:00. now it is time for "the last word." have a great we
and president obama will attend church service that morning at 8:45 at st. john's church. he will have a closed meeting with congress. in terms of how you can follow along with what is happening on the big day on monday, i will anchor our coverage here at 10:00, with chris matthews, the reverend al sharpton, our coverage starting at 10:00, and vice president joe biden will are sworn in, at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts, and the president will deliver his second inaugural address. there will be the singing of the national anthem, then by a person named beyonce who you may have heard of. there will be the signing ceremony, and of course, the parade. there is a lot going on. it is a big day. >>> at the retreat, the republicans are trying to figure out one of the hardest questions in all of politics. what do you do after you lose? >> all the talk about republicans on the ropes, conservatives and then retreat. we've come a long way since. >> and house gop leaders in virginia. >> getting advice on how to turn the party around. plotting their
asked you why are you awake? producer john with the answer. >> i can't help but being skeevekd out, parasites. >> i can't help you with parasites. strip down, leave the house and don't ever return. "morning joe" starts right now. >> when i'm over here at the congressional picnic and folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them, and we have a wonderful time, but it doesn't prevent them from going under the floor of the house and, you know, blasting me for being a big spending socialist. >> good morning, everyone. january 15th. it's raining out there. >> it's miserable. >> with us on set is msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. his outfit. >> what's up, mike? >> and former democratic congressman, harold ford junior. >> good morning. >> we'll do that later, alex. also, we have this obesity story, coca-cola making changes. i love that. >> they're putting more sugar in. >> no. do you know what they're doing? any know the story? >> yeah, i do. >> they're getting ready for the lawsuits? >> come on. helping america. coming up wi
for warmer temperatures and the wizards? >> john wall is back. the owner was happy to have him back as well. the wizards turning a new page in 2013. and ted's other franchise, the capitals, looking for redemption >> and now the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> hockey is finally here, and twitter is responding. so far, the players this week talked about how excited they are and were to hit the ice again. they were even excited to see the media, giving out hugs it has been so long. tonight, the capitals open up against tampa bay. it is a challenge, no doubt but with all of the extra time, the capitals are ready to get back to work, especially for their new hall of fame coach adam oates. >> he is a teacher and he still has relevant experience. last year he went to the stanley cup finals with new jersey. he made it new jersey, to why we thought was boring, really exciting. >> shifting, college coop, the maryland terrapins are a young group, facing unc. maryland at shot itself in the foot with it more turnovers 21 today. early in the third the steal coast-to-co
of this morning's "washington journal" on the second inauguration of president obama. john in new york, an independent. caller: the c-span coverage of the inauguration was quite excellent. i have a comment and a question to you know, social studies teachers teach the development of democracy in america. we have jacksonian democracy. then we have lincoln and reconstruction. we have the progress of era and the new deal, and more. is this the age of obama and democracy? host: what to do you think? caller: he talked about inclusion and diversity, but how subsidizing public housing has not been on the agenda at all -- there are a lot of minorities. i live in public housing and i am and minority. i live in harlem. we have been invited to washington to work and issues with public housing and what happened was, through obama, i have to confess, they tried to twist our arm. what happened is there is a demonstration that will be in a couple years. all subsidizing housing throughout the country, including section 8 in multi- family dwellings, and it gives the right of the fall -- a gives for-prof
and the rest of the first family will attend the service at st. john's episcopal church. vice president joe biden and his wife jill will also be in attendance. the first family will leave for the capitol later in the morning. president obama will then be sworn in and deliver his inaugural address followed by awe luncheon at the capitol this afternoon. the parade is set to begin at 2:30 this afternoon. the inauguration day will end with a pair of inaugural balls at the convention center. >> there's one thing that will be constant from now throughout evening. that is the cold. >> that's right. >> it is bitter cold already. >> 4:01. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein. >>> there's going to be a warmup at the swearing in ceremony. we have high clouds drifting over the metro area. it's clear south and east and farther north and west, a partly cloudy sky starting off very early on this 21st day of january. right now, it's in the upper 20s in montgomery county. in prince george's county, low 30s. right in washington, it's in the low 30s there. low
being held in algeria. >> testimony begins in the john leopold misconduct trial. >> >> live, local, late-breaking. this is wbal tv-11 news. you're watching wbal-tv 11 news. 11 insta-weather plus, and skype team 11. - sky team 11. >> the trial of john leopold finally got underway this morning. >> the delay came after he decided he would rather have a judge decide his fate that a jury. >> dramatic testimony in the first day of anne arundel county executive john leopold's misconduct trial pitting a picture what is a life was like working in his office -- trial. painting a picture of what his life was like working in his office. >> the state has no problem in showing its hand of how plans to present the case. many employees who work in the executive post office worked in fear of losing their jobs if they did not follow orders from leopold. evidence would show leopold abused his power by having police officers to his political dirty work, as well as escort him to sexual rendezvouses with one of his girlfriends. leopold's defense attorney told the court that there are two different interpretat
second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have a stellar group of guests joining us throughout the day. honestly, to cut to the chase, it is pretty much everybody you know from msnbc. plus, visits with some members of the obama administration, folks from congress, we'll have live reports from the capitol and all along the parade route. and who knows what surprises along the way. it will be a fun day. reverend al sharpton and chris hayes are joining us onset as the day goes along. alongside me are melissa maris perry, ed schultz and the one and only chris matthews. mr. matthews, this is, i think of this as chris christmas. >> i think of the alternative it could be today. john bolden becoming secretary of state, the coke brothers up on the podium with donald trump, it is not tha
up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across the street from the white house. there's the first lady, and the president, sasha and malia, and the first lady's mom. luis leon is preaching on the theme of unity, which is also the president's theme. we'll see the president and first lady when they come out of that service, in just a little bit. first, let's talk to david muir. he's on the shadow of the steps of the capitol. and a lot of people gathering already. >> gathering here since the darkdar darkened hours before the sun came up. you talked about the choir of p.s. 22. you can see the capitol behind me, for those of you watching at home. the archway that the president will emerge from, about midway, at 11:30 this morning. his hand on the two bibles that george mentioned. applause for the children who traveled here all the way from new york. my producer, christine has the temp
republicans elected a white house screening of "lincoln" last month. had mitch mcconnell, john boehner, lamar alexander attended, they were all invited, they would have joined not only nancy pelosi, harry reid but steven spielberg, tommy lee jones. as tip o'neill famously said about his political foe, ronald reagan, love the sinner. hate the sin. when president reagan would invite the speaker, tip o'neill over to the white house for drinks and raise a glass to one another. there's no shortage of parties planned around inauguration 2013. here is hoping it spills over to the next four years and both sides of the aisle make a move to be more social and more civil. and, hence, more productive. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz, starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. welcome "the ed show" from new york. republicans are raising the white flag. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. >> the republican game of chicken is over. eric cantore proposes a three-mo
is the testimony in the trial of john leopold. it started with a member of his staff describe what she thought was illegal activity. we have nor from downtown annapolis. >> reporter: maryland state prosecutors say that john leopold used county police and county employees as his own personal gophers, ordering them to keep a watch for his opponents and some of his signs. today, a member of his own staff took the stand to testify about some of that behavior. >> reporter: emmett abbott said that leopold used and abused his county staff. but defense attorney bruce marcus had a different take, telling judge sweeney four out of the five charges against his client do not violate the law under the state's criminal statutes. marcus told the judge that the charges defy logic because leopold's behavior was the worst kept secret in the world. as testimony got underway, the state's first witness was patricia medlin, leopold's personal scheduler. when receives allowed to answer, she told the court she was afraid to say no to john leopold. she was an at-will employee and knew that saying no would be viewed as
to lose control. this conduct -- the misconduct trial of john leopold was to continue with a session but a jury was not picked. >> john leopold of throwing a major curveball today, waving his right to a jury trial and electing to go with a judge trial. many of the jurors we spoke with were not surprised by this move. some are telling us they feel this is a way to guarantee a fair trial. john leopold leaves circuit court thursday afternoon with his legal team after dropping a small bombshell in court earlier, opting to waive his right to a jury trial and have his case heard by the judge. while leopold had nothing to say to the judge about the move, potential jurors in the that the giving of the day and half of their time having plenty to say. >> i would have been very impartial. i had no knowledge of anything. i'm a single mom, i take care of my kids, and we don't have much tv time. >> was a myriad of witnesses. many people from the police department and fire department, so it would have been interesting to hear what everybody had to say. >> leopold has pleaded guilty to four counts o
for it. house speaker john boehner also ignored his obligation to pay the nation's bills and also complained about spending. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. they speak so confident, don't they? it's almost as if they forgot all about the spending cuts the president already gave them over a year ago. well, let's try to help them figure it out a little bit with a little visual and audio assistance. >> over the past two years i've signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two weeks ago, i signed into law more than $600 billion into new revenue, by making sure the wealthiest americans begin to pay their fair share. when you add the money that will save in interest payments on the debt, all together that adds up to a total of about $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the past two years. not counting the $400 billion already saved from winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. so we've made progress. >> didn't president clinton say it was all about arithmetic? republicans can posture
campaign. and republican strategist john fehrig. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> just listening to the mayor talk there really draws the, i guess, pulls the veil back on exactly what is being discussed here when it comes to common sense approaches to just even background checks and the from the right. how the president and the administration is shifting gears for organization for action. take a look. >> the president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. it's time to turn that loose. >> right. >> it's time to turn that loose for something more than just an election. right? if the nra's got a list, then obama for america has a bigger list. >> all right. so jen, you know firsthand exactly what it looks like to be a part of that campaign operation. give us the insider details of how this is really going to work when it's not a campaign-style approach for re-election, but a campaign-style approach to get america to support gun control legislation. >> well, thomas, i think everybody in the obama orbit, people in the building, but people who are supporters from the outs
have needed selma? if john lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge? >> i have to tell you -- >> karen, listen, this is disgusting. first of all, it's not original -- >> rush is now -- it sounds like he's trying to be a member of the black panthers. this is ridiculous. >> well, there's that irony as well. but it's not original. he's taking it from the comments from the other right wing nut job who was talking about if slaves had guns. first of all, there are plenty of shotgun owners during the civil rights era, but to reduce john lewis' service to this country and the civil rights movement and the black experience and the overall american experience in this country to him getting beat upside the head is disgusting and offensive. this is a man who served his country through civil rights and through service in the congress. to reduce his life to that to me is unacceptable. >> i agree. as you may know, i actually went with john lewis on his annual pilgrimage. we crossed the bridge in selma, heard the stories from him. the other thing that's so infuriatin
. >>> ahead this morning, we talk to illinois congresswoman tami duckworth. randy forbes, john eustis and twist beatz. wednesday, january 16th. "starting point" begins right now. >> welcome, everybody. let's begin with breaking news. a developing story out of london, where a helicopter hit a crane and crashed into a construction site near a busy commuter hub. it all happened during rush hour. two people confirmed dead. two more taken to area hospitals, and we are live at the scene of the crash in london. erin, give us a sense of what's happened, and what's happening now? >> hi, soledad, what we can piece together from various eyewitnesss we have been speaking to. around 7:45 this morning, very foggy morning here in london, a helicopter flying very low and very fast according to one eyewitness, collided with a -- with a 50-story residential tower called st. georges wharf, being under construction when the helicopter collided with the crane, a crane, at the construction site. it went spiralling down to the ground according to one eyewitness, making a very loud bang when it hit the groun
and why you're awake. of course, john tower, what do you got for us? >> we have karen. i'm coming down to the dubliner to hang out, get my chuck todd button ready. >> you know these chuck todd buttons. heard a lot of chat about this. never seen one. never seen anyone wearing one. kind of taking on their own mythological life of their own. great show everyone. "morning joe" starts live now from the dubliner. >>> good morning, and welcome to a special edition of "morning joe" on this monday january the 21st. we are live, once again, from the dubliner in washington, d.c. president barack obama's second-term inauguration. we have a remarkable crowd here. some people coming as far as ireland to be with us. they're already drinking outside. >> it's very very friendly crowd, i'll tell you that much. >> very friendly. >> now as mandated by the constitution, the president was officially sworn in to office on january 20th less than 24 hours ago. chief justice john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right
coming up. >>> now to the breaking developments in the trial of john leopold. a big shift in the misconduct trial. leopold left after giving up his right to a trial by jury. help wouldn't answer any of our questions. now retired howard county judge done nips sweeney will determine leopold's fate. we were there as the jurors were dismessed. >> it would have been an interesting case but the man made it -- will have a fair trial. >> so opening statements are scheduled for 9:00 tomorrow morning. it will take four days to argue the case. >>> now to the update on breaking news we told you yesterday at 5:00. a witness told police they believe a trooper was cut off by another driver. investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to give state police a call. >>> a baltimore city teenager is arrested for impersonating a city schools police officer. the student was arrested twice. the student apparently dressed in a security union form and had a police badge. the teen worked at a store near the lexington market giving the impression he was a city schools police off
>>> hello, i'm bruce johnson. join john. the national day of -- thank you for joining us. the national day of service kicks off a weekend of inaugural events in the nation's capital. today the president and first lady painted bookcases and helped with repairs inside a d.c. elementary school in northeast. thousands of volunteers in our area and across the country. they also volunteered for community service. it's all to honor the late martin luther king jr.. >> more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understands the importance of his impact. >> tomorrow president obama takes the oath after office at noon to begin his -- of office at noon to begin his second term of office. it will be a private ceremony at the white house and the public swearing in takes place monday at the capitol followed by the inaugural parade. the service project today was at the d.c. armory. our surae chinn reports people who came out today were volunteering on behalf of the military men and women. >> reporter: navy commander rodney blevins is paying it forward and showing his son -- >>
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